Education experts say money for the youngest kids can pay off in the long run.
Tolls could double on the Illinois Tollway system, which is dealing with a $1 billion shortfall.
A group of Chicago ministers wants the governor and state lawmakers to come up with more money for the burial of indigents.
Public health programs are underfunded, and others are under political attack according to a report from the American Public Health Association.
A meeting is planned for Wednesday between Gov. Pat Quinn and House Speaker Michael Madigan to discuss calling lawmakers back for a special session.
Construction projects are in jeopardy and tens of thousands of jobs hang in the balance because state lawmakers failed to approve funding on capital projects, Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday.
Throughout the school year, the state has delayed promised payments to school districts. Now it may just eliminate some of the promised funding.
Although Wisconsin, Ohio and Florida have rejected federal high-speed rail money, Illinois and 34 other states are fighting over it. A new study, funded by the manufacturing giant Siemens, sees plenty of advantages and believes support could grow quickly.
The head of the Chicago Urban League says the group is pressing forward with its lawsuit against the state of Illinois over the way public schools are funded across the state.
Planned Parenthood held a midday rally in the Loop to protest the recent vote in the House of Representatives that would bar all federal funding for the organization, which provides health care to poor women, including abortions.
A Chicago human services agency warns that people who need help will be harmed by budget cuts Gov. Pat Quinn plans to impose.
Yet another warning has been issued about Chicago’s looming public pension crisis.
In an economic climate that has government struggling to raise revenues, Kendall County has one funding source all locked up, as it were.
The Lincoln Park Zoo is warning that its popular Wednesday and Friday Story Time will be canceled next month unless funding is found fast.
A local taxi driver charged with attempting to send money to a Pakistan-based terrorist has asked to be released from jail.
Gov. Pat Quinn announced Saturday that $1.3 million in “Illinois Jobs Now!” capital funding will be used to expand the Adult Down Syndrome Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.